PBS NewsHour

Scrutiny surrounds election that could extend Putin's reign

Clip: 07/01/2020 | 5m 36s Video has closed captioning.

Initial results from Russia’s election indicate it will pave the way for President Vladimir Putin to retain power until 2036. Polls closed Wednesday after seven days of voting on a package of constitutional changes, including those that could allow Putin two more terms in office. But election monitors say the contest has been neither free nor fair. Special correspondent Lucy Taylor reports.

Aired: 07/01/20

Rating: NR

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